Sep 29, 2008
Sep 28, 2008
- A NEW full color MFT storage box (holds at LEAST 2 stamp sets)
- 2 stamp sets from the retiring list of Kim's choice (click HERE to read about the retiring sets)
That is a retail value of OVER $30! All you need to do to enter to win, is leave a comment on this post telling me what special MFT product will be released on Wednesday along with six AWESOME stamp sets! (Psst, there is a big picture of it at the beginning of this post *wink*) If you're feeling REALLY chatty, you can tell me what you love about MFT. :)
I will be drawing a number on Wednesday (October 1st) evening during the monthly RELEASE PARTY from 7-9 PM mountain! You can join the release party in the MFT forum on SCS HERE. You don't need to be present to win. I will be posting the winner on my blog as well! Your MFTreat will be shipped directly from My Favorite Things to YOU! :)
Good luck, everyone and happy commenting! :)
- Baby First
- Build a Bouquet
- Bundles of Bouquets
- Farm Friends
- Hare for the Holidays
- Hearts Galore
- She's Having a Baby
- My Favorite 48 Prismacolor Pencils
Quantities are limited, so grab them while you can. You can buy the retiring sets HERE.
For this card I used one of the sets on the retiring list: Build a Bouquet. I used the three bold circles as a back drop for the three bold floral images. Then, I stamped the pot under each flower. I added paper piercing around each circle. Then, I added a jumbo brad (WeRMK) to the center of each flower. I was matting the panel against black and wanted a lighter color behind the brads to peel through, so using a STICKY DOT I adhered three kraft circles behind the brads. This allowed me to pour some dazzling glitter IN the hole of the brad so there would be glitz hiding in there. Initially I pierced a line from the flower to the pot, but then I decided to add some black floss between to create a stem. I added a sentiment on kraft to pull all the colors together. The tangerine ribbon was adhered to the card behind the front panel. I pierced the card base. The final touch was ticket cornering the white panel and adding a brad to each corner.
Stamps: Build a Bouquet, SU sentiment
Ink: Tangerine, Stazon Black
Paper: PTI kraft, white, SU basic black
Accessories: WeRMK jumbo brads, pewter brads, paper piercer, lg oval punch SU, ticket corner punch SU, Dazzling Diamonds glitter SU, red line dimensional boosters, Tangerine ribbon SU, black floss, sticky dots, circle plastic canvas (as piercing template)
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 15, 2008
I was asked by the creative team director of AMuse, Julie Ebersole, to help spread the word about a VERY worthy fundraising event. Once, I got over the shock I sent a reply saying, "I'M IN!" I am all for helping in the small ways I can for charity. We are not a huge income household. I am a stay at home mom and I have three kids... enough said? So when an opportunity arises for me to help... I DO IT!
Last year, Linda Carnell, owner of A Muse Artstamps, designed a calendar to raise funds for Scleroderma Research, an illness her mother suffers from. I did donate to that last year. It was only a couple dollars out of my pocket and I wanted to help! The project was so successful, that she was determined to expand the variety of calendars, and find another great cause to support!
In honor of Victoria Nelson, an avid fan of A Muse, who is undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s Disease, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this year’s calendar will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
This year’s Calendar features 16 months and includes Sept 2008 through December 2009. It also includes a perpetual calendar which is great for keeping track of birthdays and anniversaries. The calendar has been designed in a square format as well as an A2 format (1/4 sheet of card stock). (Oooooooo I just saw they added a NEW 4 Bar format and guess who just donated and got the third version of the calendar? Meeeeee!) A girl needs options you know?
There are THREE donation levels per calendar. The minimum donation is $4 per calendar, but, there is also an option to donate $10 or $20 for each version.
We hope people will enjoy stamping these calendars as fun projects and gifts for friends and family, while contributing to a great organization at the same time!
Last year, there was a great response to the calendar and a nice amount was donated to Scleroderma Research, but this year AMuse would like to do MORE! Cancer is a disease that has touched so many of our lives at one time or another. Please take a moment to honor those who have to fight cancer and donate a small amount. $4... or $10... or $20... it's a small amount, but if we stampers band together and donate just a little bit each it will add up to a LOT of help for a worthy cause! If only a portion of you that come to my blog daily were to donate even just $4 and get ONE version of the calendar we would match what was fund raised last year. What an awesome thought that is! SO... do YOU want warm fuzzies?
You can choose between the A2 Calendar OR the Square Calender... OR the 4 Bar Calendar OR you can go BIG and get all of them. Again, for a minimum donation of $4 each, you will be able to get the download for the calendar and donate to a worthy cause. Confession: Last year I donated and didn't even USE the calendar... and I am totally ok with it. :) This year though, I used them and I am in LOVE! I cannot wait to make more projects using the calendars! I know what I am giving for Christmas presents! :)
You can check out more information about this fundraising event over on the A Muse blog HERE.
I have made several projects with the calendars and will be sharing them throughout the day today. :) You'll find FIVE projects posted! I will post one every TWO hours. So check back at 8, 10, 12, 2 and 4. :) That is mountain time. I have been BUSY coming up with lots of different ways to use these fantastic calendars. :) Check back often for ideas to use with your new calendar downloads. :) OK, enough blabbing from me! GO GET FUZZY!
Click HERE to check out my 8:00 AM creation!
Click HERE to check out my 10:00 AM creation!
Click HERE to check out my 12:00 PM creation!
Click HERE to check out my 2:00 PM creation!
Click HERE to check out my 4:00 PM creation!
There are links all throughout this blog post directing you to the calendars, but here they are one more time! Click below to donate/purchase your calendar.
I want to donate and receive the A2 format, 16 month calendar and perpetual calendar!
I want to donate and receive the square format, 16 month calendar and perpetual calendar!
I want to donate and receive the 4 Bar format, 16 month calendar and perpetual calendar!
- Play along with Who’s That Girl? Monday
- Find out more about MFT crew and fans on Thread Starter Tuesday
- Chat it up MFT style on What's Up Wednesday nights at 9pm(est)
- Get a little sketchy on Thursday
- Hum a little Oldie PLUS Goodie on Friday
The image was stamped, colored and paper pieced. I cut a strip of patterned paper from the Ambrosia line that was screaming BLING and attached Swarovski crystals to the center of each "dot". That's about $3 worth of BLING! LMAO! OUCH! Whoever gets this card better keep it... or at least pry of the crystals! LMAO!
BLING IT! :)
Stamps: MFT Rain or Shine
Ink: Memento black
Paper: Ambrosia Basic Grey, SU black, SU real red, PTI white
Accessories: Copic markers, Swarovski crystals, brad prong, Shimmerz angel wings, Janome sewing machine, glue dots, red line dimensional boosters, Tonic paper distresser, photo corner punch, large circle punch (to make umbrella)
Sep 13, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
Just a quick update on the STICKY SALE and RIBBON SHARE:
The ribbon has been ordered and is on it's way to me. As soon as it arrives, I will cut, bundle and ship. :) I still have some ribbon available. The stitched satin and scalloped satin are both available in very limited quantities. Once these sell out, the ribbon share will be closed for this month. The twill and fuzzy dot are already sold out.
The sticky stuff has been ordered and will ship out to me soon. I will still take orders for all sticky products for another week or so.
I anticipate being able to ship starting early next week.
Thanks to all who have participated!
You KNOW you want to be THE COOL MOM this Halloween! This Halloween treat is SURE to earn you that title. :)
I saw Flubber for the first time on Lisa Johnson's blog and was intrigued. My kids LOVE to do science experiments, so I knew I would have to try it. After we made our first batches, I started thinking about my AMuse Boris stamp and how cute he would be with some Flubber. I set out looking for a container that I could alter in some way to make some cute Halloween treats for the kids in my girl's classes. I found some cute little jars at Walmart and designed this project around the jars. I have written a photo tutorial for you all showing you how to make it!
These are quick, easy and best of all... LOW COST! You can make 24 of these for under $20!
Let's start with the container that houses the jar of Flubber:
I hope you have fun making your own Flubber treats! Make sure to link back here with your creation so I can check it out. :)